All posts tagged "Jason Grilli"

  • Analysis
    The Updated 2013 Pittsburgh Pirates Bullpen

    The Pittsburgh Pirates have made some big changes to their bullpen over the last few weeks. They traded Chris Resop, signed Jason Grilli, traded Joel Hanrahan, and acquired Mark Melancon in that same trade. Now that the Hanrahan trade is done, let's take a look at the makeup of the new bullpen....

  • First Pitch
    First Pitch: Joel Hanrahan’s Trade Value and Jason Grilli’s Contract

    Last Thursday I wrote about Joel Hanrahan's future with the team if the Pirates were to sign Jason Grilli. The Pirates signed Grilli today to a two-year, $6.75 M deal. Hanrahan is projected to make about $7 M in arbitration, which means the Pirates would be spending a little over $10 M...

  • Transactions
    Jason Grilli Returns to Pirates on a Two Year Deal

    Ken Rosenthal reports that Jason Grilli is returning to the Pittsburgh Pirates on a two-year deal, pending a physical. http://twitter.com/Ken_Rosenthal/status/278240019142021120 I assume this time it's real, unlike last Thursday which was full of "he's signing", followed by Grilli denying each report. I only assume this one is real because Rosenthal wasn't involved...

  • First Pitch
    First Pitch: Joel Hanrahan’s Future With the Pirates

    If Jason Grilli is signed, will Joel Hanrahan get traded? The MLB Winter Meetings wrapped up today with a nice summary of how the entire meetings went. The Pirates didn't take anyone in the Rule 5 draft, sent Kyle Kaminska to the Red Sox to complete the Zach Stewart trade, and one...

  • News and Rumors
    Conflicting Reports on Whether Jason Grilli Has Signed

    Peter Gammons has the latest on the Jason Grilli watch. http://twitter.com/pgammo/status/276694427152568320 It looks like the Pirates are in the final four, although I'd be surprised if they went to three years. It would be surprising if any team went to three years, considering Grilli's age. Then again, teams are handing out three...

  • News and Rumors
    Jason Grilli Wading Through Offers; Pirates Made Their Offer

    You could either file that headline under "Pointing Out the Obvious Possibilities" or "Most Vague News Ever". In this case it's more of the latter. Jason Grilli tweeted the following early this morning. https://twitter.com/GrillCheese49/status/276281402834702337 Based on those comments, we can only assume that he's heading to Nashville to sign a deal. Tom...

  • News and Rumors
    Winter Meeting Notes: Big Moves, Grilli, Jones, McPherson

    A few notes as day one of the winter meetings is coming to a close. **If you're expecting a big follow up move to the Russell Martin signing, it doesn't seem like it will happen this week, or possibly at all. Rob Biertempfel has the following from Neal Huntington. https://twitter.com/BiertempfelTrib/status/275742500331876352 **A few...

  • First Pitch
    First Pitch: Trying to Make Sense of Today’s Moves

    The Pirates had a busy day. They traded Chris Resop, who was arbitration eligible for the second time and projected to make $1.3 M. They also dealt Yamaico Navarro (same link), who wasn't arbitration eligible, but was designated for assignment the other day. They non-tendered Jeff Karstens, then reached a deal with...

  • News and Rumors
    Pirates Trying to Retain Grilli

    Ken Rosenthal has an update on the Pirates and Jason Grilli. https://mobile.twitter.com/Ken_Rosenthal/status/2745601049620848644 Grilli would probably require a two year deal. He'd be a great option for the Pirates as a closer if they deal Joel Hanrahan this off season. As a set up man he would be expensive for the Pirates, since...

  • Analysis
    Pirates using Grilli, Hanrahan poorly

    The Pirates lost to the San Diego Padres 7-5 on Tuesday night when Chase Headley launched a two-run, 10th inning home run. In the bottom of the eighth, with the Bucs trailing 4-3 and facing one last chance to tie the game, Clint Hurdle sent Chad Qualls to the mound. Qualls entered...

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